Jane Kenway

Emeritus Prof


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Jane Kenway is a Professorial Fellow with the Australian Research Council, a Professor in the Education Faculty at Monash University and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; Australia. She has won many prestigious grants for her research. Her research expertise is in socio-cultural studies of education in the context of wider social and cultural change. Her more recent jointly written books are Masculinity Beyond the Metropolis (Palgrave, 2006), Haunting the Knowledge Economy (Routledge 2006) and Consuming Children: Education-Advertising-Entertainment, (Open University Press, 2001). Her more recent jointly edited books are (2009) Globalising the Research Imagination, (2009) Routledge, Innovation and Tradition: the Arts and Humanities in the Knowledge Economy (2004) and Globalising Education: policies, pedagogies and politics (2005) both Peter Lang. She has published numerous book chapters and journal articles including in British Journal of the Sociology of Education, Gender and Education, Journal of Education Policy, Social and Cultural Geography, Globalisation, Education and Societies, Emotion, Space and Society, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. She leads the international team conducting the five year research project called Elite independent schools in globalising circumstances: a multi-sited global ethnography.

See the website http://www.education.monash.edu.au/research/projects/elite-schools/index.html

Research interests

Education policy particularly in relation to globalisation and socio-cultural change
Socio-cultural studies of diverse youthful identities and education
Education, media and consumer cultures
Elite Schools around the world and the formation of transnational elites

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Research Output

Class Choreographies: Elite Schools and Globalization

Kenway, J., Fahey, J., Epstein, D., Koh, A., McCarthy, C. & Rizvi, F., 1 Jan 2017, London UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 281 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

43 Citations (Scopus)

Elite schools, class disavowal and the mystification of virtues

Kenway, J. & Lazarus, M., 27 May 2017, In : Social Semiotics. 27, 3, p. 265-275 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Sticky places: Temporality, affect and gender in Australian country towns

Hickey-moody, A. & Kenway, J., 2017, Cultural sustainability in rural communities: Rethinking Australian country towns. Driscoll, C., Darian-Smith, K. & Nichols, D. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, p. 137-151 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Travelling with Bourdieu: Elite schools and the cultural logics and limits of global mobility

Kenway, J., 2017, Bourdieusian Prospects. Adkins, L., Brosnan, C. & Threadgold, S. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 31-48 18 p. (Routledge Advances in Sociology; vol. 210).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Elite schools: Multiple geographies of privilege

Koh, A. (ed.) & Kenway, J. (ed.), 7 Mar 2016, New York: Taylor & Francis. 247 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)